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My name is Matt, and I am a marketing nerd; a digital marketing director by trade, this is my marketing blog. My aim is to provide practical marketing ideas and advice you can apply today, across PPC, onsite SEO, content marketing, CRO, reputation management, customer loyalty marketing and more.
My first marketing job was for a small, local law firm with a very small budget. This meant I had to be incredibly selective in the marketing we undertook, and I had to make sure every penny delivered. I also had to take on a lot of tasks other companies would normally outsource because we […]
I’m not sure exactly how we got on to it, but I recently had a conversation with some colleagues about what we would call our autobiography. I can’t remember any of them, including my own, apart from one; “The boy who couldn’t fail”. It was meant as a joke and made me laugh. It also […]
IKEA is the de facto choice for many a household looking for low cost, good looking furniture. With revenues of over £28bn per year, IKEA is a master of marketing that we can all learn from. Following on from my posts covering at what we can learn from Nike’s marketing and McDonalds’ marketing, I’m going to look [...]
I get the impression I’ll be sick of the word content by the end of this post, but this is a point I am determined to make. As a professional with a very practical approach to marketing I am often left bewildered by the content marketing output of so many companies.
Infographics are a “…graphic visual representations of information, data or knowledge” – Wikipedia. I would argue pretty much anything can be turned in to an infographic, the art is making one that people enjoy reading and sharing. Infographics are a wildly popular content marketing tactic, with hundreds released into the [...]
The purpose of any content marketing is of course to be read, shared and linked to. This sounds so simple, but as I’m sure anyone who uses content marketing as part of their strategy and is reading this knows, actually doing it is a whole other ball game. Doing it consistently is the holy grail.
Just like moths to a flame, the idea of having setting up and writing a blog attracts many businesses every year, only to get burned as the reality of what is involved to maintain it becomes clear. Blogs take a lot (and I mean a lot) of time and effort to be done well and […]
Despite the appearance of its much younger and cooler cousin social media, email marketing is still one of the most effective tools in your marketing arsenal, and it is possible to achieve some truly fantastic ROI. You may be thinking “I hate spam”, and so do I, so does everyone! Effective email marketing is not […]